The Weardale Museum


Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

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We have transcripts of many of the Parish Regisiters held in the Record Office.

Information about the resources for which we hold data

The original registers are held in the Record Office in Durham but we have a large selection of baptismal, burial and marriage records taken from Parish and Non-Conformist Registers which have been transcribed in fully-searchable spreadsheet format. .

A unique and powerful family history resource  


containing over 60,000 individuals, from some 300 Weardale families,


whose relationships can be displayed as ancestor charts or descendant trees.

Genealogy Database Census Records Memorial Inscriptions Parish Registers Stanhope Burials Tithe Records Old Maps School Admissions War Records & Memorials Wills and Deeds Letters from Emigrants Photographs & Postcards Genealogies Newspaper Cuttings Research from a Distance Back to Family History

Contacts for our genealogy support:

Ken Heatherington



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Ken takes the lead on developing the Weardale Museum resources.



Eric Draper



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Eric provides research for the Weardale resources and additionally will help people with family history enquiries not related to Weardale.



David Heatherington (01388)517433)



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David curates the Museum but is available to support family history enquiries.

Donate with a Gift Aid Form Stanhope Baptism Register An illustration of spreadsheet links to transcriptions of Register Files Links to other sites

These files illustrate the nature of our resource but they are not live links